Myron Dueck has spent the last 17 years in education. His teaching experiences range from grades 4 through 12 in three different jurisdictions – Manitoba, British Columbia and the South Island of New Zealand. The vast majority of Myron’s teaching and administrative experience is in the public schooling system, but his resume does include four years in an independent school in BC. Currently Myron is a vice-principal and teacher at Summerland Secondary School in School District 67 Okanagan-Skaha.
In recent years Myron has traveled extensively in both Canada and the USA speaking and consulting in the areas of Sound Grading and Assessment for Learning. Myron uses first hand experiences, stories and actual classroom examples to make a compelling case for how changes in assessment and grading can not only improve achievement, learning and classroom climate, but most importantly the transformation of relationships in the classroom. Though different in nature, Myron makes a strong case for how Sound Grading and AFL are difficult to separate in the classroom and that interesting and surprising results are to be expected if you delve into these areas.
Myron has worked with many US school districts in Idaho, Texas, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington. In his home province of British Columbia, Myron has visited dozens of schools in Vancouver, Kamploops, Victoria, Abbotsford, Port Alberni, Oliver, and many other locations. Myron has presented sessions and delivered keynotes at numerous education conferences in Both North America and Europe. Some of these conferences include the NESA Conference win Athens Greece, the Pearson ATI Assessment Training Institute in Portland, the PIMSER Conference in Lexington Kentucky, the ESD Ashland Conference, the ASCD Annual Conferences in Chicago and LA and the ASCD-WA annual conference in Seattle. Myron has delivered keynote addresses for the Idaho Middle Schools Conference and the ESD Conference and is looking forward to more of these opportunities in the future.
Myron resides in Summerland, British Columbia with his wife and two children. When not working or otherwise tied to his computer, Myron enjoys mountain biking, SCUBA diving, photography, reading, welding and general construction. His ‘out in left field’ passion lies in collecting Second World War militaria.